Wow! Your reindeer completed our event in the BEST way! Really, it was the sweetest event. Jeff was timely, accommodating, informative and charming. The deer were lovely, docile and drew in a an enchanted crowd. I cannot thank you enough."
Noel Productions is always a pleasure to work with! They have excellent communication with their clients, are timely in their arrivals and tear down, and make the entire process smooth. We have had the reindeer be the main attraction at two of our events in downtown ... and we couldn't have been happier. The reindeer are calm and docile, making them the perfect additional to events with children and animals. They were the stars of our Pet Photos with Santa event! We will absolutely by booking with Noel Productions again in the future."
Please tell Sven and his crew thank you! They do an amazing job. The reindeer are always a huge hit with both kids and adults and this year was no different! It has been a pleasure working with Sven and Noel Productions!"
We love the reindeer! They have been an integral part of the success of ...Park and Christmas Party! They will be the hit of any celebration. Kids of all ages love these reindeer. Jeff's crew are total professionals and I would recommend them to anyone !"
Noel Productions is fantastic to work with! Professional, accommodating and they love their animals! Their love shows. I am so glad we found them and look forward to continuing to have them at our event! I cannot say enough about how great they are! "
Noel Productions provides a magical and personal Christmas experience at both private and public events. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and it is obvious that they take excellent care of their beautiful reindeer. Their years of experience is very apparent and they are so easy to work with. Would recommend Noel Productions for any special event. "
We absolutely loved having the reindeer at our business for our Holiday Food Drive. The Fritz family is amazing and really help to bring the holiday spirit alive. The reindeer are beautiful and everyone was able to get great holiday photos. Not only do they have beautiful animals they are so knowledgeable and I learned a lot about them. Thank you for making out holidays great!"
We have been using the crew at Noel Productions for years and love the reindeer and the crews! They always draw a crowd and are so informative and patient with both the animals and the excited kids! "
We hired Noel Productions LLC for an indoor exhibition where nursing home resident were able to have their Christmas photo taken with Santa and a baby reindeer. Jeff was SO accommodating to meet the needs of our residents. He even walked the reindeer up and down the hallways so residents that were bed ridden able to enjoy as well. Such special memories were created for residents and their families. Thank you so much, Jeff!"
We’ve loved working with Hannah and Colten for almost 5 years now. They’re attention to detail and attentiveness with the kids is amazing and the reindeer are such a hit every year. We can’t wait for next year."
We have had the Fritz Family , Noel Productions come to the Vail Kris Kringle for the past two years and it has been a hit and talked about like nothing else! Their knowledge and commitment to their reindeer is seen. They are loving, and spend time letting the guests know what raising reindeer entails. The Vail guests loved this experience and will bring it home as a time like no other. Thank you to all involved! "
We love the reindeer and Noel Productions is very easy to work with! They have been an integral part of the success of ...Christmas in ...! Santa's sled is a big hit with families it makes the perfect Christmas Card with the reindeer in the background! "
Noel always does a great job for us. They are professional and knowledgeable, and always great to deal with. "
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.....Fritz, who grew up on a dairy farm, bought his first reindeer in Canada nearly three decades ago and in the years since has developed a thriving business. Rather than dressing as storybook elves, the Fritz family dons authentic Laplander garb when displaying their reindeer. Their costumes help them educate the public about the history of human-reindeer interaction and the species’ cultural importance to the Laplanders – or Sami people – who live in northern Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia. Around the North Pole, reindeer – who are cousins to caribou – are raised for meat, hides, antlers, milk, and (yes, it’s true) transportation.The family and their reindeer are as busy as Santa’s elves during the Christmas season, but everybody’s ready to rest by the New Year, especially the cows, who begin calving in mid-April....“The biggest thing about it is people really do enjoy them,” Fritz says of the reindeer. And while adults are fascinated by their historical and cultural importance, he adds, “Kids really get a kick out of reindeer and Santa Claus.”
.......If you’re looking to learn more about reindeer, look no further than Noel Productions of Osseo, where the Fritz family raises a herd of real, live reindeer. “We really cherish our reindeer herd,” said Hannah Fritz, a second-generation reindeer farmer...."
.......Fritz’s parents have raised reindeer at their Osseo, Wis., farm since the 1980s, so Hans and his younger siblings grew up alongside Santa’s iconic beasts. The 18-year-old calls the stout, shaggy, splay-footed deer “one of the best-dispositioned animals out there. Few Wisconsin farms have reindeer, and even fewer offer them for special events. But the Fritzes have embraced the role, appearing in Laplander costumes and training several of their reindeer to pull sleigh for parades and other occasions. Sister Hannah, 15, and brother Sven, 13, both help in JT’s Elk Valley Ranch farm and Noel Productions. Hans, however, “lives and breathes reindeer,” said his father, Jeff..........."
.....Constantly on the go from late November through December, leasing some of his animals for events in Oshkosh, LaCrosse and Madison.....It's a unique industry," said Fritz, who named his company Noel Productions.... "You can never beat out Santa Claus and reindeer.... people don't forget reindeer," Fritz said.
...The reindeer owned by the Fritz family are from Osseo. Jeff Fritz says his family owns more than 50 reindeer. Reindeer are one of only two species, the other being caribou, where male and females grow antlers. Dasher is a female reindeer..."
....The Fritz family of rural Osseo raise reindeer and nontraditional livestock on their farm, and over the past 12 years they have traveled the state and beyond, showing their animals at schools and elsewhere....."
...Noel Productions in Osseo brought the reindeer for the visit, which also featured Dasher, Dancer and Comet. Four of Santa’s reindeer came down from the North Pole to visit...."
Many families have Christmas traditions. For the Fritz family, the holidays mean loading a trailer up with reindeer, hitting the road, and stopping at schools and holiday events to show their animals. The family – Jeff, his wife, Terri, and their children Hans, Hannah, 15, and Sven, 13 – has raised reindeer, elk and other nontraditional livestock on their farm near Osseo, south of Eau Claire, for more than 20 years. They’ve been showing their reindeer for the past 12 years. “We have a tradition of going out on the road,” said Jeff Fritz, 48, noting that as each Christmas nears they begin traveling the region. This week the family made a hometown stop at the Osseo school, giving children a chance to pet their reindeer and camel, Nora. The kids gawked at the animals, who remained calm while being petted. The animals’ calm demeanor isn’t accidental. Jeff said the family breeds the reindeer for temperament, noting that it can take a couple of generations to breed calm reindeer that are good around children. For the Fritz children, raising reindeer always has been a part of their lives. “It’s something that’s in their blood,” Jeff Fritz said..."